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IU study: More physical activity leads to less obesity -- often, but not always

May 20, 2010 6:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Indiana University) It may seem intuitive that greater amounts of exercise lead to less obesity, but an Indiana University study has found that this conventional wisdom applies primarily to white women. The findings draw attention not only to racial, ethnic and gender differences...

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Traffic safety, alcohol and drugs

May 20, 2010 6:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Norwegian Institute of Public Health) In August 2010, researchers and experts on drugs, alcohol and medicines will take part in the T2010 conference, the tri-annual meeting of the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety. This year's meeting is being hosted by...

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3-D model of blood flow by supercomputer predicts heart attacks

May 20, 2010 6:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) The EPFL Laboratory of Multiscale Modeling of Materials in Switzerland has developed a flowing 3D model of the cardiovascular system that should allow for predictions of certain heart diseases before they become dangerous.

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'Beer belly' link to Alzheimer's

May 20, 2010 6:37 am | by BBC | News | Comments

People who carry a lot of weight around their middle are at increased risk of developing dementia, say US researchers.

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Client Demand for Better Performance at Lower Cost Accelerates the Movement to IBM DB2 Database Software

May 20, 2010 6:37 am | by IBM | News | Comments

A new wave of clients and business partners in industries such as healthcare, energy and financial markets have made the switch from competitive platforms to IBM DB2 database software to meet data intensive demands of their businesses. To further accelerate this momentum, IBM announced...

Scientists see new hope in fight against HIV and TB

May 20, 2010 6:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Burness Communications) As US policymakers consider scaling back on its historic initiative to fight AIDS around the world and downsizing goals to combat tuberculosis, next-generation treatment and prevention strategies to significantly reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS and...

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Concord Medical to Report First Quarter 2010 Financial Results on Thursday, May 27, 2010

May 20, 2010 6:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

BEIJING , May 20 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited ("Concord Medical") (NYSE: CCM ), operator of the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China, today announced that it will report its unaudited financial results for the...

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Boston Scientific Announces Schedule for EuroPCR 2010

May 20, 2010 5:35 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

NATICK, Mass., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced the schedule of the Company's major events at the annual EuroPCR Scientific Program, May 25 – 28 in Paris. "We a

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Patterson 4Q net income rises 15 percent

May 20, 2010 5:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dental and veterinary products supplier Patterson Cos. said Thursday its net income grew 15 percent in its fiscal fourth quarter on better sales at its dental, rehabilitation supply, veterinary supply businesses.Patterson earned $61.8 million, or 52 cents per share, up from $54 million, or 46...

Accretive Health prices smaller IPO below target

May 20, 2010 4:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hospital business services provider Accretive Health Inc. priced a smaller initial public offering below the expected price range Wednesday night, raising $120 million.The Chicago company and its stockholders sold 10 million shares to initial investors for $12 apiece.Accretive Health had...

Altatech Semiconductor ships additional CVD Equipment to Fraunhofer ENAS for applications including MEMS, 3D TSV

May 20, 2010 3:37 am | by I-Micronews | News | Comments

Fraunhofer Research Institution for Electronic Nano Systems (Fraunhofer ENAS) in Chemnitz, Germany, a leading semiconductor and microsystems research organization, has ordered an AltaCVD system from Altatech Semiconductor S.A., an innovative manufacturer of advanced chemical vapor...

Abdominal fat at middle age associated with greater risk of dementia

May 19, 2010 10:35 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine determined that excess abdominal fat places otherwise healthy, middle-aged people at risk for dementia later in life. Preliminary findings suggest a relationship between obesity and dementia that could lead to...

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Shocking Treatment for Heart Repair

May 19, 2010 8:37 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A device sends shockwaves to prompt blood vessel growth.

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Older patients offer insight into the future of cystic fibrosis

May 19, 2010 8:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(National Jewish Medical and Research Center) "As both care and diagnosis have improved, cystic fibrosis has been transformed from a uniformly fatal childhood disease to a condition where survival to middle age and older is possible," said National Jewish Health pulmonologist Jerry...

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Gentiva names CFO, general counsel

May 19, 2010 4:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Home health services provider Gentiva Health Services Inc. said Wednesday that it has named Eric R. Slusser as chief financial officer and John N. Camperlengo as general counsel.Slusser will succeed John R. Potapchuk. Camperlengo will succeed Stephen B. Paige.Potapchuk and Paige will remain as...

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